New York, New York, November 13-16 One of the most import a n t marine shows in the U.S., the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engin e e r s (SNAME) Annual Meeting and International Maritime Exposition will holdits 1991 conference in New York City from November 13-16.
Predicting business trends in the notoriously fickle marine business is difficult if not impossible. Yet when developments transpire as they have in the fast craft niche of the ferry business, it is difficult to not read the writing on the wall.
Despite recent concern about overcapacity in the cruise industry, new and refurbished luxury liners and cruise ferries continue to enter the market with more and more berths in an effort to attract firsttime and repeat cruisers. However, according
While this edition of Maritime Reporter focuses on the quick and successful repair of vessels, an issue which is sure to spur changes in the marine repair market occurred earlier this year when the stricken tanker Castor was unable to find a safe harbor.
The actual extent of European public funding to promote a modal shift from road to waterborne transportation has up until now — been far outweighed by political discourse on the subject — no doubt designed to appeal to the popular, environmentalist vote.
B. James Lowe, president of Tacoma Boatbuilding Company of Tacoma, Wash., has announced that details of a contract valued at $110 million with Gulf Pacific Cruise Lines of Houston for construction of an 800-passenger cruise liner have been finalized.
Senator Gary Hart (D-Colo.), and former Senator Robert Taft Jr. (R-Ohio) have joined in drafting the 1978 edition of White Paper on Defense, entitled "A Modern Military S t r a t e g y for the United States," which calls for "new force structure,
Rodriquez Cantieri Navali SpA of Italy and Arab Bridge Maritime Company of Jordan have signed a contract for a TMV 84 high-speed monohull to operate on their route from Aqaba, Jordan to Nuweiba, Egypt. The ship is scheduled to be delivered in less than a year from now.
Environmental Sustainable Development. It's a concept that has sparked a multitude of papers, essays and analysis, yet the notion of sustainable development has still to be fully recognized by the maritime world. Or has it? Invasive species, harmful